Corporate Partnership Program

Graduate Studies

Niagara University's corporate partnership program provides resources and expertise to companies through its academic offerings, Pathways program and internships. The corporate partnership program offers individual employees and their families access to educational opportunities by providing a preferred graduate tuition rate (25% less than standard) for partner companies, agencies and organizations. The Ph.D. program is not eligible for the preferred tuition rate. Graduate preferred tuition rates do not include books or fees and cannot be combined with any other form of institutional aid.

For a current list of graduate programs, click here.

For information about our Pathways program, click here.

Company Reimbursement

Tuition Reimbursement Deferred Payment Policy


AAA Western and Central New York (AAA WCNY) is a not-for-profit association serving nearly 870,000 members through Upstate New York. AAA WCNY provides its members with world-class travel , insurance, financial and automotive services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through its 12 AAA Travel & Insurance Centers. The Automobile Clubs of Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse were founded in 1900 and joined the American Automobile Association in 1903. AAA WCNY takes pride in serving its members and has been a leading advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. Our mission is to build membership relationships that last a life time by being the most trusted provider of easily accessed products and services that provide value, safety and peace of mind.

Contact: DeAnn Swiatek, Manager of Human Resources


At Alliance Advisory Group, we are committed to the personal growth and development of our associates. We've built an infrastructure that supports and encourages mentoring, coaching and a wealth of opportunities that enable you to consistently learn and enhance your skills and product knowledge.

To attract and grow a strong team, we have cultivated a positive and supportive organization that is dedicated to individual and company success. We believe that our people are our best assets, and therefore we invest in their ongoing developments.

To put our firm in a strong market position, we chose to align ourselves with Guardian. For more than 150 years, Guardian has helped protect individuals, businesses and their employees with insurance and other financial products. They deliver stable performance-even during turbulent economic times.

When joining our firm, you'll have access to our wealth models that will help your clients reach their financial objectives. Your guidance, combined with our affiliation with Guardian will allow you to make a positive impact in the communities you serve.

Contact: Kara Hyman, Assistant Director of Growth & Marketing 716-817-7109, or


Formed in 1998 under four religious sponsors, Catholic Health in Buffalo, NY is a non-profit healthcare system that provides care to Western New Yorkers across a network of hospitals, primary care centers, imaging centers, and several other community ministries.

Our Mission- We are called to reveal the healing love of Jesus to those in need.

Our Values- Reverence, Compassion, Justice, Excellence.

Our Vision- Inspired by faith and committed to excellence, we will lead the transformation of healthcare in our communities.

We are a mission driven organization that is true to its sacred purpose. Our mission is the driving force behind all that we are and all that we do at Catholic Health. We dedicate ourselves to delivering high-quality, compassionate, and affordable health service to all, with special care given to those who are poor or disadvantaged. Through our Mission and Values, we strive to provide excellent service and exceed the expectations of those we serve. Compassionate and respectful behavior is at the core of our commitment to delivering quality care.

Contact:  Sherry Laettner Schwimmer -  Manager, Associate Benefits 716-706-2569 or


Chiampou Travis Besaw & Kershner LLP (CTBK) is a locally-owned and operated full-service accounting firm providing businesses and individuals with assurance, accounting, tax, and business consulting services. As we celebrate our 25th year in business, CTBK has over 100 talented team members that work together with a high level of professionalism and commitment to our core values. Our core values have created a remarkable culture that encourages individual career development, relationship building and firm growth.

Our culture and core values are what makes us unique at CTBK and we are proud of that. Read about our Core Values.

Chiampou Travis Besaw & Kershner Contact:

Sarah Viana, Director of Human Resources & Organizational Development


Community Services for Every1 was founded by Mark Foley and began offering services in Western New York in 1989. At that time, there were 50 employees, many of whom were part-time, working out of a rented storefront on Hertel Avenue.

Nearly 30 years later, Community Services now has over 900 staff and offers more than 40 programs. The current CEO, Mindy Cervoni, is a strong advocate for services and supports needed in the Western New York area. The Agency's administrative offices are strategically located throughout Erie County with offices in Buffalo, Lackawanna, Kenmore and North Tonawanda. In addition, Community Services provides residential housing in neighborhoods throughout Western New York.

While the Agency has grown significantly over the years, its commitment to providing person-centered, customized services remains the same. The Agency is recognized by many throughout the field for their ability to support those who need it, despite challenges or previous circumstances.

Contact: Rebecca Powers, Employee Engagement Specialist


Ellicott Development is a full-service real estate management and development company in Buffalo, New York. Founded in 1972, with a focus on quality projects, Ellicott Development has over 8,000,000 square feet of commercial property including buildings with historic notoriety and viewed as local landmarks.

Whether your preference is a high rise, house or historic building, Ellicott Development is committed to providing a unique location perfectly suited to your style complete with modern amenities and updated features for your office, retail, hotel, restaurant, residential or mixed use space. And yes, pets are welcome.

The recent opening of 500 Pearl, Buffalo's newest destination with the highest Rooftop Bar and Lounge, The Cooperage, on Ohio Street, boasting an indoor climbing wall, and, 1091 Main/Our Lady of Lourdes, along the medical corridor. Ellicott Development is changing Buffalo's urban landscape.


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Encompass Niagara FCU began in 1934 as a small seg group credit union for Niagara Dupont and Olin employees. In 2011, we have grown into a community credit union and later changed to a Federal Charter Credit Union. We thrive on helping members in all financial aspects to help them achieve their personal financial goals while providing quality and personal service to all of our members.

As a not-for-profit agency, Gateway Longview is committed to working together to protect, to give hope, and to enrich the lives of every child and family served. Currently, the agency cares for over 5,000 children and families annually from across Western New York through 18 programs focused on behavioral health services, community-based services, residential treatment services, and special education services.

At Gateway Longview, we believe that a solution-focused, trauma-informed care approach has the ability to strengthen the knowledge, competencies, skill sets, and engagement as we work with individuals impacted by trauma.

Founded in 1890, we offer safe spaces where children can heal, learn, grow, and thrive, not just physically, but emotionally and mentally too. We engage the community to remind those in our care that life is to be enjoyed, not just survived. And we partner with our clients, working together toward a better tomorrow.

For more information and ways you can make a difference, visit

For information about the Niagara University preferred graduate tuition rate for Gateway Longview employees, contact Steven Huebsch, MBA at

About Horizon Corporations

Horizon provides hope and healing for individuals and their families dealing with substance use and mental health disorders. Horizon continues to grow and improve both our services and our organizational capabilities. In doing so, we benefited from our organization's mission-directed maturity, and our history of striving for excellence for more than 40 years.

We embrace our role as industry leaders and patient advocates knowing that the stakes have never been higher. The diseases of mental illness and addiction present urgent public health crises. They impact families in every neighborhood of our community. Education, prevention and treatment are our most effective weapons against these diseases. We offer comprehensive, person-centered care to help individuals and their families achieve improved health -  including medical, psychiatric, counseling and support services. We know that effective treatment makes recovery from behavioral health disorders possible. Most important, we provide hope.

Our Mission: Together for Recovery. Changing Lives. Saving Lives.

Learn more at

A leader in the residential real estate industry with over 100 years of experience, the HUNT brand is recognized for consumer-oriented real estate products and services and some of the most elite real estate professionals in the industry. Through our residential real estate division and our core businesses- HUNT Mortgage, HUNT Insurance Agency, Network Title Agency of New York, HUNT Commercial Real Estate, HUNT Property Solutions, and The HUNT Homeowners Club- our organization provides services that make buying, selling, financing, insuring, maintaining and simply owning a home an easier and more satisfying experience.

For more information, visit

Imerys is a world leader in creating specialty solutions that improve everyday life through minerals. Our success is built on our people, and creating and environment where our 18,300 employees around the globe can thrive.

We passionately believe that our teams are at their best when they have the opportunity to learn, collaborate and find new ways to solve our customers' challenges, no matter what part of the business they are in.

For information on Imerys Fused Minerals Tuition Assistance Program for eligible employees, please refer to the Employee Handbook or contact Human Resources at (716) 286-1234.

Independent Health, a not-for-profit health plan headquartered in Buffalo, New York, serves nearly 400,000 members and provides innovative health care products and benefits designed to engage consumers in their health and well-being. Established in 1980, our comprehensive portfolio of progressive products include HMO, POS, PPO and EPO products, Medicare and Medicaid plans, traditional indemnity insurance, individual and small group Exchange products, consumer-directed plans and health savings accounts, plus coverage for self-funded employers. Independent Health's other subsidiaries and affiliate companies include Nova Healthcare Administrators, Reliance Rx, Pharmacy Benefit Dimensions, DxID, Evolve Practice Partners and the Independent Health Foundation.

The company has been recognized nationally for its award-wining customer service, dedication to quality health care and unmatched relationships with physicians and providers. To learn more, go to

Independent Health and its participating subsidiaries provide eligible associates with the opportunity to obtain, maintain and/or improve their job-related or career skills and competencies through participation in courses of study at accredited colleges and universities by offering a Corporate Education Assistance Program. For more information please contact Human Resources at or 716-635-4800.

Ingram Micro helps businesses fully realize the promise of technology- helping them maximize the value of the technology that they make, sell or use.  With its vast global infrastructure and focus on cloud, mobility, technology lifecycle, supply chain and technology solutions, Ingram Micro enables business partners to operate more efficiently and successfully in the market they serve.

No other company delivers as broad and deep a spectrum of technology and supply chain services to businesses around the world.

For information on M&T's Tuition Assistance Program for eligible employees please refer to the Employee Handbook or contact Kristina Miller at or 716-651-5786 with questions.

MassMutual New York State offers financial strategies to help in planning for death, disability and retirement. Our trained professionals have expertise in creating financial strategies backed by a wide range of product offerings and services, including life, disability income, long term care and business insurance; annuities; retirement and college savings strategies; mutual funds and a wide array of other investments; estate analysis; employee, executive benefit programs and financial planning.

We can help you achieve your long-term financial goals by providing you with our wisdom, advice and guidance. We listen to you and strive to understand you and your family, your business and your dreams for the future. We'll do the research and analysis for you and present solid ideas so you can make good decisions designed to protect your long-range financial security. We'll also keep you informed of changing trends and the latest strategies as they relate to your situation.

Join us and have a career that allows people with an independent nature to experience it all-performance based compensation and personal freedom. A profession in the financial services industry provides you with the personal satisfaction of knowing that you can make a positive impact on people's lives, and enjoy a flexible schedule, excellent training and outstanding benefits.

Apply Today to become a Financial Services Representative with us.

Pegula Sports & Entertainment (PSE) streamlines key business areas across all Pegula family-owned sports and entertainment properties including the Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, Buffalo Bandits, Buffalo Beauts, Rochester Americans, Rochester Knighthawks, Harborcenter, Black River Entertainment, ADPRO Sports, PicSix Creative Agency and numerous hospitality properties. PSE aims to be a leader in the sports and entertainment industry by bringing together the individual resources, capabilities and talents of each of its entities to create a cohesive and sustainable brand that together represents the Pegula family's interest. PSE's mission is exemplified by its One Buffalo initiative, which unites Western New York and serves as a representation of teamwork through a deeper connection between Buffalo sports teams, fans and the community.

Contact: Kelly Navarro, Talent Acquisition Lead, Human Resources


People Inc. is Western New York's leading non-profit human services agency. Through a variety of services, including residential, employment, community outreach, healthcare and recreation programs, we help families and people with disabilities, as well as seniors, live more healthy, independent and productive lives.

Our Mission- People Inc. exists so that individuals with disabling conditions or other special needs have the support they need to participate and succeed in an accepting society.

Our Vision- People Inc. is working toward a future where all persons whose needs limit their integration into the community can reach their highest level of human potential as responsible members of society. It is hoped that these individuals will, to their potential, be contributing and active members in their communities, enjoying the greatest possible degree of independence and acceptance, in all aspects of their lives.

Our Values- Improving lives, respect, integrity, relentless pursuit of excellence, flexibility and creativity.

About Perry's Ice Cream

Perry's Ice Cream is a Great Lakes regional brand and Upstate New York's #1 ice cream choice. Founded in 1918 by H. Morton Perry, Perry's is a fourth generation, family owned and led business deploying a three-pillar strategy to diversity its business model, including: the traditional manufacturing and marketing of Perry's branded ice cream, a Distribution System that covers more than 100,000 square miles and a Global Contract Manufacturing segment that supplies to over 35 countries.

With over 375 employees, Perry's uses fresh, local, high quality milk and cream to proudly craft and slow-cook its ice cream for an exceptionally creamy texture and taste that consumers have fallen in love with for over 100 years.

Perry's is the 24th largest ice cream brand in the country and our products can be found across New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

To learn more about Perry's Ice Cream, visit Contact Jodi Perry at with questions about our Corporate Partnership.

The PMI Buffalo Chapter was founded in 1995 to support the visions of PMI (Project Management Institute) in the Western New York area. The chapter serves over 750 members and provides the various activities such as monthly dinner meetings, annual professional development conferences and certification programs for PMP, CAPM, PMI-ACP & CSM. Additionally, volunteers are involved in local companies, professional organizations and other non-profits to share and promote project management practices.

PMI Buffalo Vision The Buffalo Chapter will be recognized as a dynamic organization promoting the Project Management Institute (PMI) and professional project management practices in the Buffalo Niagara Regional area.

PMI Buffalo Mission Statement The Buffalo Chapter will provide a forum to promote PMI standards and to strengthen stakeholders' knowledge, awareness and understanding of Project Management principles, tools and techniques.

PMI Buffalo Key Objectives

  • Continuously Improve Stakeholder Loyalty
  • Expand Knowledge Sharing and Community
  • Advance Product and Service Leadership
  • Champion Project Management Adoption and Maturity
  • Strengthen Results Orientation
  • Advance Leadership Continuity
  • Strengthen Accountability and Decision-Making
  • Improve Organizatioanal Viability

Remedy Intelligent Staffing is a full-service employment agency that specializes in providing contingent workforce solutions through temporary, temp-to-hire, and direct hire placements. As a locally owned franchise of EmployBridge, Remedy is part of the largest industrial staffing firm in North America.

Our locally owned and managed Remedy offices are experts in recruiting and selecting the right people for our clients' workforce needs. With industry-leading expertise in on-site services, risk management, human resources, training, and employment law, we partner with local businesses to fill their light industrial, manufacturing, clerical, skilled, and professional positions.

Born from Innovation

Founded by Robert Rich Sr. in 1945, Rich Products Corporation was born from an innovation- the world's first non-dairy whipped topping. Mr. Rich's pioneering spirit continues to guide the ongoing success of this family held company. The history of Rich Products has been marked by innovative breakthroughs, an unparalleled commitment to "Caring for the Customers Like Only a Family Can," and aggressive worldwide growth.

Rich's Rewards

Rich's had been able to pull off something rare in the business world: a culture that successfully blends the latest business practices with family values. That means associates are able to work for a world-class company while also benefiting from a work environment that fosters care and concern for one another. Our benefit offerings is reflective of this unique blend.

One of our benefit offerings is our Educational Assistance Program. For more information contact the Rich Products Associate Services Center at or 800-455-2587 (option #2).

About Roswell Park

Founded in 1898 as the nation's first cancer center, Roswell Park set the standard for today's multidisciplinary approach to the highest quality cancer care. Roswell Park's mission is to eliminate cancer's grip on humanity by unlocking its secrets through personalized approaches and unleashing the healing power of hope.

Roswell Park firmly supports the efforts of their employees to improve their job-related skills and knowledge, and to acquire the education necessary to enhance their management skills or prepare for career-related promotional opportunities.

For information on Roswell Park's Tuition Support Program for employees please contact the Office of Training and Engagement at

Sevenson provides a comprehensive range of services for the remediation of sites and facilities contaminated by hazardous materials. Founded as a general construction business in 1917, Sevenson entered the remediation business in 1979 when it became the principal contractor for the remediation of the Love Canal site, Niagara Falls, New York. Headquartered in Niagara Falls, New York, the company and its subsidiaries also maintain offices near Merrillville, Indiana; and Baltimore, Maryland.

For more information, contact Lynne Mueller, Human Resource Generalist

716-284-0431 ext. 248


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